Barbara Van Koppen

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Experiences and opportunities for promoting small–scale/micro irrigation and rainwater harvesting for food security in Ethiopia. Colombo, Sri Lanka: IWMI. v. 86p. (Working paper 98) / small-scale systems / rainwater / water harvesting / food security / irrigation schemes / non-governmental organizations / poverty / gender / technology / irrigation(More)
REPORT Research Reports IWMI's mission is to improve water and land resources management for food, livelihoods and nature. In serving this mission, IWMI concentrates on the integration of policies, technologies and management systems to achieve workable solutions to real problems—practical, relevant results in the field of irrigation and water and land(More)
The United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights engenders important state commitments to respect, fulfill, and protect a broad range of socio-economic rights. In 2010, a milestone was reached when the UN General Assembly recognized the human right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation. However, water plays an important role in(More)
/ irrigation / poverty / water management / investments / water development / productivity / cropping systems / gender / labor / economic growth / land productivity / Africa South of Sahara / IWMI receives its principal funding from 58 governments, private foundations and international and regional organizations known as the Consultative Group on(More)
This paper discusses the changes in the water law under the new dispensation in South Africa from a poverty perspective. The focus is on the early experiences of implementation of one of the components of the National Water Act: establishing Catchment Management Agencies. From the diversity of experiences in decentralizing integrated water management, key(More)
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was established in 1975. IFPRI is one of 15 agricultural research centers that receive principal funding from governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations, most of which are members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Notices 1.(More)
154 Working Papers The publications in this series record the work and thinking of IWMI researchers, and knowledge that the Institute's scientific management feels is worthy of documenting. This series will ensure that scientific data and other information gathered or prepared as a part of the research work of the Institute are recorded and referenced.(More)
(WECS) for providing inputs on several occasions during the project work in Nepal, and also in the preparation of this paper. Integrated development and management of water resources for productive and equitable use in the Indrawati River Basin, Nepal. Working Paper 41. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Internationl Water Management Institute. /water resources management(More)
Water resources management reform in developing countries has tended to overlook community-based water laws, which govern self-help water development and management by large proportions, if not the majority, of citizens: rural, small-scale water users, including poor women and men. In an attempt to fill this gap, global experts on community-based water law(More)
The reduction of state presence in irrigation and the transfer of management from government agencies to farmers or farming communities has become a widespread phenomenon, in response to the dual problem of low irrigation performance and constraints to public funding. The underlying principle is to encourage farmers and local communities to take(More)